Friday, June 12, 2009

June Perennial Garden: Lamb's Ear






When the stalks of Lamb's Ear rise and bloom, the bees enthusiastically nestle on the velvet leaves to bury their faces in the tiny purple flowers. I didn't capture any on camera this time, but I'm sure you can imagine the luxury along with me. I love the remarkably symmetrical structures as well.

5 comments:

Babzy said...

In france we call them rabbit's ear ! funny ;)

USelaine said...

They really are marvelously soft!

Petrea said...

I've never seen the stalks, only the "ears." I wonder why that is? Do we grow them in stunted form down here?

USelaine said...

P, there are several varieties of these, with a couple "sterile" ones for landscapers that want the lower profile, I suppose. I just love the stalks, so I'm glad someone before me planted these here.

kymk said...

I love the stalks too. The little purple flowers against the silver please me. Nice to know I'm not the only one.